Mentor for 2013 Artist development program

Page 2 Stage

Job details

Printable Reality
16 Feb 2013
Work type
Part time employment
Work classification
Management & Admin, Performing Arts


Are you an established writer, poet, spoken word artist; or maybe a recognised tutor, workshop leader, theatre practitioner or a well-known comedian, performance artist, dramatist, producer? Do you have skills necessary to inspire and guide a talented artist to the next stage of their career? We need YOU as one of our mentors for an exciting program that will offer talented writers and spoken word artists mentorship and prizes for developing and performing new material!

Page 2 Stage, an artist development program, will provide a platform to educate and encourage writers and spoken word artists to write and perform a solo performance piece by teaming them up with experienced mentors, plus there will be a series of fun spoken word/music events and workshops culminating in one final showcase and prize-giving at the end of the series.

Being one of the four mentors will give established writers/performers an opportunity to engage with the wider artistic community by sharing their knowledge and experience. For four talented mentees on the Page 2 Stage program this will be a life-changing experience and possibly the start of a new career.

The aim is for the mentees to learn how to write material that will be used towards creating their own 10-20 minute spoken word performance later in the year. The format can be anything - from a long poem, or group of poems to a monologue, musical, short theatre piece or a narrative. The mentor and the mentee get to choose the way they will complete the project and their method of work.

Application requirements for Page 2 Stage mentors:

1. Tell us about yourself- provide samples of recognised creative output: either published in print, digital formats, videoed routines etc; give us examples of where we will have seen you before.

2. Tell us why you would make a valuable mentor for up-and-coming writers and performers.

Candidates from Auckland will be given priority, although a high profile tutors from NZ and internationally (especially NZ expats, or artist who previously worked on one of Printable Reality or Apples and Snakes projects) will be considered.

*Mentors/Tutors must be able to participate in one live evening performance in person, or using online live-stream technology.

This is a paid opportunity.

Please email your name, contact details, and application to the Project Coordinator, Charlotte :

Applications close 16th February 2013, 6pm

International Panel will select four well respected artists as mentors, and four talented, up and coming spoken word artist as their mentees by 20th February 2013.

Panel Members:

Russell Thompson - Apples and Snakes, London
Siobhan Harvey - poet, creative writing tutor, Auckland 
Malika Booker - writer, spoken word and multidisciplinary artist, London
Miriam Barr - poet, performance artist, Auckland
David Martin - PumpHouse Theatre Director, Auckland

For more info please go to

Proudly supported by : Creative Communities Scheme, Poetry/Spoken Word Art Trust NZ and PumpHouse Theatre.

Key skills

A history of notable and varied projects within the creative arts industry, leadership, willingness to share your knowledge

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Printable Reality

7 Jan 2013